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Position Description


Title: Director of Development and Marketing

Reports To:   President and CEO


The Director of Development and Marketing is responsible for leading the annual giving, special events and development activities and marketing of the United Way Portage County (UWPC).


  • Lead Annual Workplace Campaign

  • Lead Leadership Giving Society

  • Write Grants

  • Develop all Campaign Marketing plans, programs and projects

  • Directs Special Event fund raising projects

  • Directs Annual UWPC Celebration


  • Leads Development Annual Campaign Plan that includes a comprehensive dollar goal and dollar goals for a variety of Campaign Divisions, including a budget and schedule, that are approved annually by the UWPC Campaign Committee and the Board of Trustees.

  • Attends and Coordinates Board Campaign Committee including agenda, minutes and tasks

  • Develops and implements Annual Campaign Marketing Plan and implements

  • Develops and markets a compelling and emotional Case for Giving

  • Completes a minimum of 20 personal face to face visits with Donors** each month, a minimum of 40 Donor** phone calls each month and 20 Donor** emails monthly all designed to build better relationships with donors and bring donors closer to UWPC

  • Assists with weekly Social Media posts

  • Schedule includes some early mornings, evenings and the occasional weekend.


  • Bachelor degree in an applicable field or an equivalent level of work experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years of Resource Development experience and proven record of success producing philanthropic revenue. Equivalent level of experience in similar field may be considered.

  • United Way experience preferred.

  • Current valid driver’s license and ability to travel as needed.

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred.



  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

  • Experience with Constant Contact or similar software

  • Demonstrated ability to perform in a Team environment

  • Experience working with a Board of Trustees and Volunteers to complete projects

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with marketing software applications




  • Achieves a minimum of 85% of Board approved campaign goal for assigned Divisions

  • Achieves 20 visits and 40 phone calls and 20 emails to Donors** monthly

  • Achieves at least 2 photos submitted to Record Courier per month

  • Achieves Special Event Revenue targets for agreed upon events

  • Completes at least one press release quarterly




  • Adheres to UWPC attendance & punctuality policy

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and compliance with UWPC policy & procedures




  • Promotes high standards of professional behavior

  • Actively works to maintain a positive work environment, effective teamwork and positive representation to the donor public.

  • Team Leader/Player who promotes a positive morale, strives to increase productivity and is goal oriented


Interested applicants should send credentials to Equal Opportunity Employer


**Donors includes Prospective donors, Current donors, Workplace Employee Campaign Managers (ECM), CEO calls and New Account development calls. (Employees attending work place campaign meetings are a separate category).